Three persons were arrested allegedly with fake currency having a face value of Rs 8.09 lakh with the Delhi Police claiming that they have traced the source of the money to Malda in West Bengal, police said.
“The accused trio have been identified as Ram Prasad (40), Vikas Chowdhary (45) and Kripa Shankar Sharma (45). They were apprehended recently from UP's Mathura on a tip off,” said Neeraj Thakur, additional CP (crime). According to police, the currency notes are in the denominations of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 and are almost immaculate imitations.
“The counterfeit trail was traced to Malda. It was found that the fake notes were being smuggled into the country through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal,” Thakur said.
Police said access across the Indo-Bangladesh Border was easy for residents of Malda. “This easy access is being exploited by the racketeers to smuggle in fake notes into the country,” Thakur said.